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Kilroy Was Here is a rock opera/concept album by the rock band Styx. It was released on February 28, 1983. The title comes from a famous graffiti saying "Kilroy was here".

"Kilroy Was Here" was conceived by lead singer Dennis DeYoung as an album and accompanying stage show, which opened with a short film of the same name. While the supporting tour was a financial disaster, the album sold over 2 million copies and peaked at #3 in the… read more



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  • People weren't ready for this album when it came out. In retrospect, it's genius due to it is being ahead of its time. Actually a tragedy when Dennis was going through a rough time with his sight; The man is very genuine. A lot of history with this one; great lyricism. I think Styx fans should listen to High Time again and again just for the freedom of words, which is what I believe Dennis was trying to convey. " It's not just the music in question..." a new day is coming. Brilliant album that deserves a spot on a music connoisseur shelf.
  • My favorite Styx LP
  • Still not sure if it's really good or just plain awful. A long way below their earlier classics but strangely appealing in a corny sort of way.
  • Check Youtube for the "Caught In The Act" vids of this album's stage performances.
  • Was'nt this album made into a intense video on MTV. It was cool.
  • Futuristic Album
  • What else could we ask?
  • One of Styx's great albums, love the story told in the songs about a possible future of what happens when we lose our freedoms, especially fredom of speech. Still love all the songs in this album, I have this album. A classic from 1983.

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